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What are Public Access AEDs?

Public access AEDs are Automated External Defibrillators that are designed to be made available to non-specialist users. Operation is purposely made to be so simple that literally anyone can use them.

Do I need training?

This equipment, regardless of the brand or configuration, is always very similar and led by a programmed voice from within the unit. An untrained passer-by is capable of saving a life.

Is ownership of an AED expensive?

Based on the Stryker Lifepak CR2, cost of ownership over the 8-year Warranty period, including the provision of consumables such as electrodes and batteries, is less than 66 pence per AED per day. If it’s available to 30 people to use, that’s just over 2 pence per person per day. Compare that with your other business costs, and you’ll see the simple case for ownership. The more people who have access to it, the lower the cost per person.

Euro Energy are a trusted Stryker partner for the provision of AEDs in the UK

With its easy to follow graphics design, the LIFEPAK CR2 automated external defibrillator is available as fully or semi-automatic, and features:

  • Self-monitoring
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Fast time to first shock
  • cprINSIGHT™ analysis technology
  • Layered, easy to follow design

Layered design – Layered design with easy to follow bold graphics. Both trained and untrained Automated External Defibrillator (AED) users clearly know how to begin.

QUIK-STEP™ electrodes – Peel directly off the base for faster placement.

cprINSIGHT analysis technology – Analyses for shockable rhythm during chest compressions with no need to pause.

Metronome and CPR coaching – Quickly sets an effective pace and audibly guides users by providing prompts that continually advise correct technique and depth.

Physio Control Lifepak CR2 Fully Automatic AED 99512-001229 Original Medical Device 06944

ClearVoice™ technology – Detects background noise and adjusts tones and voice prompts to ensure they can be heard clearly in noisy environments.

Automatic – Available in fully or semi-automatic models.

Highest available escalating energy – Up to 360J for more effective shocks as needed.

Bilingual – Toggle between two pre-set languages when using the device.

Child mode – Delivers reduced energy and CPR guidance appropriate for children, without having to change electrodes.

LIFEPAK TOUGH™ – IP55 rating for challenging environments.

Warranty – Backed by an 8-year warranty.

LIFELINKcentral AED program manager – Monitor AED programs by tracking AED status, sending patient data to emergency responders and hospitals, detecting AED locations and other tools.

Whether you require a new AED or need accessories for your existing device, Euro Energy can support you further with replacement batteries, electrodes and a range of additional accessories.

Public access AEDs and medical accessories

For further information on the Stryker / Physio Control Lifepak CR2 AED, or to discuss our range of original manufacturer & compatible medical batteries and original medical accessories contact our friendly & knowledgeable UK Customer Services team on Leicester 0116 2340567 or email

Facts about sudden cardiac arrests outside of a hospital setting, provided by the Resuscitation Council UK in their document “Epidemiology of Cardiac Arrest Guidelines”;

  • Most cardiac arrests (72%) occur in the home or a workplace (15%).
  • Half of all OHCA are witnessed by a bystander.
  • Most cardiac arrests occur in adults (98%), amongst whom one third (33%) were aged 15-64 years.
  • 8 out of 10 OHCA are due to a cardiac cause.
  • Bystander CPR is attempted in 7 out of 10 OHCA.
  • Public access defibrillator use is reported as being used in less than 1 in 10 OHCA.
  • There is evidence of health inequalities in the incidence of cardiac arrest, bystander CPR and distribution of public access defibrillators.
  • Deprived areas and areas with a greater proportion of residents from minority ethnic backgrounds have a higher incidence of cardiac arrest, lower incidence of bystander CPR and less access to public access defibrillators.
  • The average ambulance response time is 6.9 minutes.
  • The initial rhythm is shockable in approximately 1 in 4 OHCA (22-25%).
  • A return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) is achieved in approximately 30% of attempted resuscitations.
  • In the Utstein comparator group (presumed cardiac origin, bystander witnessed, initially shockable rhythm) the rate of ROSC is 54%.
  • When resuscitation is attempted, just fewer than one in ten (9%) people survive to hospital discharge following OHCA.
  • In the Utstein comparator group the rate of survival to discharge is 29%.